Seeing a primary care provider every year, or more often if needed, is the best way to detect medical problems early while they’re easier to treat. Skilled physician assistant Patricia Edwards, PA-C, offers annual wellness checkups for patients of all ages. To schedule an appointment for an annual wellness exam with East Texas Family Care, call the office in Palestine, Texas, or book online today.
Annual wellness exams are yearly exams that check for your overall health. During your exam, Mrs. Edwards focuses on preventive medicine, evaluation and treatment for medical issues that you or a family member may face.
East Texas Family Care offers annual physicals, as well as Medicare annual wellness visits, to ensure your family maintains exceptional health.
Some of the benefits you can expect when choosing annual wellness exams at East Texas Family Care include:
Remote patient monitoring allows Mrs. Edwards to follow up with you virtually, so you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home, car, or office.
During annual wellness exams at East Texas Family Care, you can expect the following:
Mrs. Edwards checks your pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs. She also assesses your body mass index (BMI) to determine your disease risk factors. In children, she can evaluate height, growth patterns, and sometimes their head circumference.
During a medical history review, she asks questions about your medications, current symptoms, past diagnoses, and lifestyle habits.
Mrs. Edwards completes a physical exam to assess your overall health and wellness. She checks your throat, eyes, ears, breathing, heartbeat, and reflexes. In addition, she also offers pelvic exams and Pap tests for women, as well as prostate exams for men.
Depending on your age, health, and disease risk factors, Mrs. Edwards could order blood tests, urine tests, mammograms, heart-function testing, or other diagnostic tests. She offers developmental screenings for kids, asthma and allergy testing, and psychiatric evaluations for patients of all ages.
If you need treatment for an illness, injury, or disease, Mrs. Edwards at East Texas Family Care is here for you. She offers nutrition and health education, medication prescriptions, wound care, and fracture care, as well as vaccinations and birth control. In addition, she can refer you to a specialist if necessary for a complex medical problem.
To schedule an appointment for an annual wellness exam with East Texas Family Care, call the office in Palestine, Texas, or book online today.